Elliana's Garden opened on September 12, 2010. It is the first project of Ellie's Fund.
Elliana's Garden is located within Pamperin Park in Brown County, on the far side of the bridge near the main park pavilion. It is a butterfly garden that is designed to be a place of peace, reflection and remembrance.
Families are invited to place a brick within the garden engraved with the name of their loved one. Call Jane Hansen at (920) 217-3448 or download the order form.
The 2007 Benefit for Ellie's Fund was an enormous success! Thanks to all of you who joined us at the event on November 4, 2007 and gave so generously to Ellie's Fund.
A special word of thanks should go to our host, the Rock Garden, for ensuring that 100% of every dollar contributed could go to support the charitable work of Ellie's Fund
We are also deeply appreciative of the generosity of NextMedia who so graciously put up a billboard in the Green Bay area to promote our event.
While the 2007 Benefit for Ellie's Fund has come to a conclusion, you can still join in our work. Remember, contributions to Ellie's Fund are deductible to fullest extent as allowed by law. Visit our Make a Donation section to see how you can help support Ellie's Fund!
For more information, send us an email.
2007 Benefit for Ellie's Fund is an enormous success!
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The poster announcing the event was created by Lance Walter
The Billboard donated by NextMedia for the 2007 Benefit
A ground-breaking was held for the planned Elliana's Garden at Pamperin Park in Green Bay on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Thank to the generosity of Brown County, and the leadership of County Executive Tom Hinz and the Board of Supervisors, a plot of land near the bridge in Pamperin Park has been set aside for the creation of a memorial garden to celebrate the lives of children who left this world too soon.
Private contributions will fund the development of this garden which should have its grand opening in the Spring of 2010. The public is invited to purchase and place engraved bricks to forever celebrate their loved ones. For more information, contact Jane Hansen at (920) 497-8463.
Ellie's little brother Tyler is too impatient to wait for Grandma Jane Hansen
and Grandpa Dave Hansen to break out the shovels.
Congressman Steve Kagan and Ellie's Grandma, Jane Hansen
The Hansen family, led by Ellie's Grandpa,
State Senator Dave Hansen
The Zaidel family, led by Ellie's Grandparents, Bob and Linda Zaidel
The plans for Elliana's Garden, a Children's Memorial, at Pamperin Park
Ellie's Parents, Kathy and Paul Zaidel of Lena, Wisconsin
Ellie's cousin, Bret Bicoy Jr., getting a fist pump from Congressman Kagan
The crowd of family and friends gathered at Pamperin Park
for the ground breaking ceremony
Local television stations cover the ground breaking
Groundbreaking Ceremony - October 3, 2009
Ribbon Cutting for Elliana's Garden
Ellie's cousins Jack, Paige, Erin and Halle
Sister Pat blessing the garden
Ellie's Grandpa Dave Hansen, Aunty Chrissy Scharer, Mom Kathy Zaidel, Aunty Cari Bicoy, Grandma Jane Hansen, and Brown County Executive Tom Hinz
Ellie's parents, brother, sister and family cutting the ribbon
The formal presentation before the ribbon cutting.
Family, friends and neighbors walking through the garden.